Sugar Creek Station, a part of UPMC Senior Services is looking for a Staff Nurse to join the team! In this Casual role, you will have the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Professional Staff Nurse, in collaboration with the Unit Manager, and other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes.
Located in Franklin, PA, Sugar Creek Station is a senior living community specializing in rehab and memory care. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents by promoting health and personal independence. Join our team in serving our residents today!
Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care
Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives
Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines
Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level
Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives
Actively engages in clinical development for self and new hires
Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses
Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice
Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care. Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis.
Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs
Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes
Utilizes nursing process in managing the care of residents including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, and implementation, evaluation of resident care, teaching and discharge planning utilizing evidence-based standards of nursing practices
Collaborates with physician and care team to ensure quality resident care.
Reports and records all changes observed in condition or behavior of residents in accordance with documentation practice and polices.
Complies with established medication use policies, safety policies and procedures including standard infection control
Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family
Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care
Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction
Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs
Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice.Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice
Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues
Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance
Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity
Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first
Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU
Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP) Act 34 OAPSA
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center